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The musical reference ProPhile8 IEM

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Pros: Unique best universal fit there is, Transparent, clear, nuetral and musical, bass & treble switch mode, reference sound

Cons: Price, lead vocalists slightly recessed than would like.

In Ears Prophile 8 IEM review   January 2017   Intro     I had heard of In Ears but did not know too much about them until I see them on the In-Ear stand at the Indulgence show in London recently. I first listened to their Stage Diver 4 to get to know where they are coming from with their sound with not hearing In Ears before and to where they are going with the new Prophile 8 as this is a departure from the StageDiver series in terms of tuning and signature not to mention it is using double the drivers for In Ears new flagship model.   Since then after researching the forever trident and thorough German way of philosophy in the way they do things in...
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Versatile Swiss (Scottish) Army Dacamp L1

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Pros: Build & Design, Tone controls, Balanced, Line in-out, external charge function, SQ clean and powerful with extensve range both ends.

Cons: Volume wheel too sensitive, USB layout and switch could be better, balanced connector type or at least supply a 2.5 adaptor..

RHA DacAmp L1 Review   January 2017   Intro   To start with, thanks again to Glassmonkey for organising this tour and RHA making all possible to start with.   RHA known for their IEMs at affordable prices with Scottish heritage where they are designed and production from China with even their latest flagship model not breaking the bank as opposed to most modern day flagship models cost yet they do not have a portable Dac/amp in their portfolio that is until now…    This is the new L1 Dacamp that has been released in conjunction with their two CL range IEMS the CL1 & Cl750 which need an adequate amplifier to drive them @ 150ohm… step forward...
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CL1 Flagship Rollercoaster...

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Pros: Build & Design, Balanced cable included, accesories, A more fun reference sounding flagship with excellent extension and good bass presence.

Cons: Upper mid bass hump at times, lower treble to sharp. recessed mids losing some micro details at times.

RHA CL1 Ceramic IEM Review   January 2017         Intro   This is the second review I am doing on RHA’s new range of CL IEM range with the first one been the affordable £99 CL750   and now I am embarking on the other end of the RHA price scale as this is their new flagship IEM the CL1 which weighs in @ £349 which takes the design in a new direction with this IEM’s in terms of the build which I will touch upon in “Build, Design & Fitment.   I am going to include quite a long intro taken from the CL750 review which can be found here:  http://www.head-fi.org/products/rha-cl750/reviews/17775  as it is the same experience...
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Reference signature sound made affordable.

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Pros: Linear yet dynamic signature, build, design & fit good accessory inclusion, 3 year warranty. Reference type sound at very affordable price

Cons: Needs amping, RHA treble still to much for some out there, cables not detachable so can't go balanced.

RHA CL750 Review   January 2017       Long intro… perceptions, patience and redemption!    I will approach this in a different way to how I usually do as it is a relevant journey and road I went down although a long one before finally getting to review these so the Intro is quite epic proportions in length but felt it had to be told in relation to what I have heard and experienced from start to finish. So here is my story for Christmas…   I currently own the RHA T20 IEM which I had been looking at getting for a while and finally got them at a show recently after hearing them again and this is where I had my first opportunity to try out the...
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Maya - Breath of Vibro fresh air to the IEM arena

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Pros: Natural timbre, detailed without sounding analtyical, imaging and open soundstage, Excellent extension, non fatiguing listen

Cons: Maybe bass light still for some out there, Needs to be more alternative tip selection, had some issues with supplied comply's.

Vibro Labs - Maya Review   November 2016   ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------   Firstly a thanks to Ejong7 & Luke Pighetti @ Vibro labs for letting me be part of the Maya tour and be able to spend two weeks with them in comfort of my own home to do a review on them. To start with I am one of those who had heard of Vibro Labs and kept hearing about the Aria’s in circles on head-fi but had not manage to hear a pair and see the tour come up so decided to see what the talk was about as I was looking for another pair of IEM’s also.So I am glad for the opportunity to try the Mayas in the comfort of my own home for a...
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12 Classics: another Meze punching above it's weight again.

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Pros: Detailed musical signature, scalability, similar house sound to the 99 Classics, Build quality, real value.

Cons: Microphonic cable, - not detachable, recessed vocals, soundstage not as wide as other IEMs out there.

Meze Classic 12 review November 2016         Intro….   I was lucky enough to recently review the Meze Classic 99’s which were a big revelation for a sensible price which took on other headphones in the industry costing a fair bit more than Meze was asking for on their 99’s so again I am lucky enough to be able to do a review on the Classic 12’s to see if these too also exhibit the same ability to out-perform their price point at all and how similar they may sound to their big brother headphone version in the 99’s for those who may own the 99’s already looking for that same house sound to take away with them on the go in the form of an IEM.   I am...
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Mega sound for Mega budget with the MegaMini?...

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Pros: Solid build, button layout,simple to use UI, Power, Surprisingly pleasant sound grower. quite accurate reproduction tonally. Good SQ for price.

Cons: Uncomfortable sharp edge design, maybe to cold/ thin a sound for some, battery life not as HFM specs. SQ at expense of features.

HIFIMAN MegaMini review    Oct 2016     INTRO   I have been in the hunt for a smaller on the go dap for a while now without compromising on the sound in a world where players seem to be getting bigger and heavier and see reviewers wanted for the HIFIMAN SuperMini thread and was not prepared to receive not just that player but a MegaMini also, so could not complain I had two players to try and demo in the comfort of my own home for several days so this will be a unbiased and fair review as I am looking at potentially buying one.   This review is for the MegaMini only as I am treating each player on its own merits and will keep things in more...
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SuperMini adventure in true pocket portable Hi-Fi sound!

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Pros: Excellent Build, Sound Quality, Size & Weight, Power, Balanced, Clear Screen, Easy to use/ navigate.

Cons: Battery life not quite as to HFM specs, no music auto cut off when 3.5 plug pulled out.

HIFIMAN SuperMini review           Oct 2016   INTRO   Just some background on me with previous experience of daps and why I’ve arrived here at this point in time.   ...In a Hi-Fi qalaxy far far away since a young age I’ve always had a Cassette Walkman of some sort and then in my teens in the early 90’s moved onto Sony Minidiscs format and went for the smaller top end models that were more compact and then when that had its day it became the HDD players into the mid 2000’s which again on the whole I stuck with Sony Walkmans due to back then there was not the explosion of all the specialist companies around now like HIFi Man for...
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Straight wide talking Obravos for those who like music with detail & transparency.

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Pros: Big Sound stage, Transparency, Speed, Tonality - naturally balanced, Vocals

Cons: Case not that practical, down ear design only, bulky for an in ear design. Lacking some sub bass quantity and harsh top end with poorer recordings.

Obravo erib-2a Review April 2016 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------   Sources used: Sony ZX1 Walkman, HP X360 Spectre with MS Win 10 laptop, Tag Mclaren DVD32R cd player. Amp & Dacs used: Chord Hugo & Mojo with QED Reference & Vertere DFI USB cables.  Vorzuge PureII+ portable amplifier with Whiplash Hybrid V3 LOD                 Specification: Frequency Response: 20Hz~35KHz Tweeter: 8mm Air Motion Transformer Tweeter Dynamic Driver: 10mm Neodymium Driver Impedance: 16 ohm Sensibility in dB: 102dB Weight: 35 g   Please visit here for Obravo.com ...
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99 Classics an instant Classic?

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Pros: Build, Design, Warm yet clear exciting natural detailed sound with plenty of bass, case and accessories. Price

Cons: Cable tangles to easily, could do with a shorter option without playback control, Micro phonics on cable. Pads tend to get warm to hot over time

Meze 99 Classics (Gold) review April 2016 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------                 Sources used: Sony ZX1 Walkman, HP X360 Spectre with MS Win 10 laptop, Tag Mclaren DVD32R cd player.   Amp & Dacs used: Chord Hugo & Mojo with QED Reference & Vertere DFI USB cables & Audioquest “jitterbug”,  Vorzuge PureII+ portable amplifier with Whiplash Hybrid V3 LOD   Specification: Transducer size 40mm Frequency response 15Hz - 25KHz Sensitivity 103dB at 1KHz,...
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